Ban Ki-moon reiterates calls for inspection
United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated calls Friday for U.N. chemical weapons inspectors to be allowed to visit the sites of alleged chemical weapons attacks in Damascus, where opposition figures say upwards of 1,300 people were killed Wednesday.
"I can think of no good reason why any party, either government or opposition forces - would decline this opportunity to get to the truth of the matter," Ki-Moon told a diplomatic forum in Seoul, Reuters reported.
Syria's government has so far given no public response to U.N. calls to inspect the site of the attacks.